PBS Honors Smokey Robinson but Dishonorably Hustles for Taxpayer Dollars

In Analysis by Michael Rae

On a weekend of NFL playoff games, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) offered up a re-run from 2017. The show honored Smokey Robinson, winner of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2016. While honoring Robinson, PBS gave plenty of screen time to politicians such as Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy, and that was no accident.
The budget of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is $449 million, the bulk of it from direct government grants. President Trump wants to eliminate that funding, so the PBS re-run was all about keeping the taxpayer dollars coming. Though well worth watching,

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